In Warsaw, Poland our Men’s team are taking part in Division 1 of the European Team Championships this week. Drawn in Pool A, it will be stiff competition from the start with the team facing defending champions France, Spain and Ireland on the first 2 days.

Keep up to date with all the scores below:

13:00Time Draw Home Away Score
Wed 04/05/2016 12:00 Men’s Team – Men’s Team Division 1 – Qualification A ScotlandScotland[SCO] Spain[ESP] Spain 2-2
Wed 04/05/2016 20:00 Men’s Team – Men’s Team Division 1 – Qualification A ScotlandScotland[SCO] Ireland[IRL] Ireland 4-0
Thu 05/05/2016 14:00 Men’s Team – Men’s Team Division 1 – Qualification A FranceFrance[FRA] Scotland[SCO] Scotland  3-1
Fri 06/05/2016 18:00 Men’s Team – Men’s Team Division 1 – Place 1-4 ScotlandScotland[SCO]  England[ENG] England  0-3
Sat 07/05/2016 13:00 Men’s Team – Men’s Team Division 1 – Place 3-4 GermanyGermany[GER]  ScotlandScotland[SCO]  2-2

Match Summaries

Match overview
Order Event ScotlandSCO[SCO] ESP[ESP] Spain Score Points Duration
1 MS
Alan Clyne Scotland[SCO]
Spain[ESP] Borja Golan
8-11 10-12 11-5 6-11 0-1 1:05
2 MS2
Greg Lobban Scotland[SCO]
Spain[ESP] Carlos Cornes
11-4 12-10 9-11 11-8 1-0 1:06
3 MS3
Douglas Kempsell Scotland[SCO]
Spain[ESP] Iker Pajares
11-4 11-5 11-7 1-0 0:52
4 MS4
Kevin Moran Scotland[SCO]
Spain[ESP] Bernat Jaume
13-15 7-11 6-11 0-1 0:38

European Squash Federation – ETC 1&2 2016 – Matches

Match overview
Order Event ScotlandSCO[SCO] IRL[IRL] Ireland Score Points Duration
1 MS
Alan Clyne Scotland[SCO]
Ireland[IRL] Arthur Gaskin
11-7 11-5 11-2 1-0 0:40
2 MS2
Greg Lobban Scotland[SCO]
Ireland[IRL] Brian Byrne
11-7 11-4 11-9 1-0 0:32
3 MS3
Douglas Kempsell Scotland[SCO]
Ireland[IRL] Steve Richardson
11-8 11-6 11-9 1-0 0:40
4 MS4
Kevin Moran Scotland[SCO]
Ireland[IRL] Rory Byrne
11-3 11-6 11-9 1-0 0:31

Match overview
Order Event FranceFRA[FRA] SCO[SCO] Scotland Score Points Duration
1 MS
Gregory Gaultier France[FRA]
Scotland[SCO] Alan Clyne
11-4 11-2 11-2 1-0 0:22
2 MS2
Mathieu Castagnet France[FRA]
Scotland[SCO] Greg Lobban
Retired 0-1 0:33
3 MS3
Gregorie Marche France[FRA]
Scotland[SCO] Douglas Kempsell
11-2 11-9 4-11 11-8 1-0 0:57
4 MS4
Geoffrey Demont France[FRA]
Scotland[SCO] Kevin Moran
11-6 11-3 12-14 11-4 1-0 0:50

Match overview
Order Event ScotlandSCO[SCO] ENG[ENG] England Score Points Duration
1 MS
Alan Clyne Scotland[SCO]
England[ENG] James Willstrop
11-4 6-11 7-11 10-12 0-1 0:43
2 MS2
Greg Lobban Scotland[SCO]
England[ENG] Chris Simpson
11-9 11-9 6-11 6-11 0-1 1:01
3 MS3
Douglas Kempsell Scotland[SCO]
England[ENG] Tom Richards
4 MS4
Rory Stewart Scotland[SCO]
England[ENG] Adrian Waller
1-11 5-11 6-11 0-1 0:33

Match overview
Order Event GermanyGER[GER] SCO[SCO] Scotland Score Points Duration
1 MS
Simon Rösner Germany[GER]
Scotland[SCO] Alan Clyne
13-15 4-11 11-5 11-5 11-5 1-0 1:09
2 MS2
Raphael Kandra Germany[GER]
Scotland[SCO] Greg Lobban
11-6 6-11 11-5 9-11 0-0 1:04
3 MS3
Rudi Rohrmüller Germany[GER]
Scotland[SCO] Douglas Kempsell
6-11 11-8 9-11 11-3 8-11 0-1 1:21
4 MS4
Wirth Lukas Germany[GER]
Scotland[SCO] Kevin Moran
9-11 9-11 11-7 3-11 0-1 0:49

Live Blog

An informal courtside report from coach Paul Bell.

Wednesday 4.5.16 – Scotland v Spain

There was a lot of understandable tension in the camp this morning before we got our 2016 European teams campaign underway. After the transitional few months new coaches Paul and Martin were raring to go and be part of the tremendous team spirit the Scottish always demonstrate. Martin even pulled out his lucky trainers for the occasion giving us the slight edge in the fashion stakes. We knew Spain were going to be a really tough opponents and to play them first was unfortunate….But we get on with it. First up was Alan Clyne against the highly ranked Borja Golan. After what seemed like an age the match was evenly poised at 2all in the first game, I wasn’t watching the game although I saw plenty of Borja who seemed to be spending more time off court having lots of passionate discussions with the referee then on it playing squash. The crowd were very appreciative of the quality of Alan’s squash just losing the second on a tie breaker he was very much in it. He gained us a valuable game taking the third but unfortunately Borja came out on top. On at the same time was Kevin Moran playing his first competitive game for a while, the nerves were showing but he came out flying playing some great squash. It stayed very tight all the way through the first with both players earning game balls but it was the Spanish player who squeezed it out taking the crucial first 15/13. The following games weren’t great to watch with the Spanish player blocking out our Kev at every opportunity to good effect. He wrapped up the match 3/0 but a good start for Kevin. Next on was Dougie Kempsell who played a classy match playing patient perfect squash taking apart the Spanish number 3. We had a slight blip when Dougie ran out of rackets at 7/1 making things a bit edgy at the end but luckily he saw the match out for a great 3/0 victory. The final match on was a highly charged encounter for Greg Lobban but he was just the man for the job. In what seemed like typical Spanish fashion at this point the referees were very involved in the match. I think more work was done during the court sprints out of the court then at any other point in the match. This match had it all arguments, death stares, pushing and shoving but it got the crowd very revved up. In the end as always the best player won, Greg 3/1.

That then left the match
2-2 in matches
7-7 in games
136-125 in points in our favour.

A great team performance which leaves the group wide open with every single point potentially going to make the difference for the remaining group matches.


Wednesday 4.5.16 – Scotland v Ireland

After the mornings performance we knew that every game both for and against was going to be crucial. My previous knowledge of the Irish players came in very handy as we were able to put ourselves in a great position with four drama free 3/0 victories. From a coaches perspective after the passion and intensity of the morning match it was great to see all the players do the job with great professionalism and quality. Spain managed to get one game from France so we know exactly what we needed to do tomorrow….win (2 games).


Thursday 5.5.16 – Scotland v France

After the events of yesterday we knew exactly what was required to progress to the semi final. But we are Scotland and we want to be the best, so we went out looking to beat France and top the group. Greg came out like a man possessed and played some amazing squash racing into the lead. His attacking play was causing all sorts of problems for his French opponent, so much so he had to throw in the towel at 2/0 down..Greg was just too good. Job 1 done. Next up was Alan playing against the world number 2 who was irritated with the referees before the match even started as he wasn’t allowed to play on his favourite court. Alan played some nice squash trying a variety of tactics looking to cause problems for the Frenchman but unfortunately Greg took out all of his frustrations on the court and answered all of Alan questions 3/0. The final two games were tough encounters with Kevin and Dougie both playing great relaxed attacking squash which really paid off. Sadly they both went down 3/1 but the performances were very encouraging. Our semi final will be against England tomorrow evening on the glass court. Don’t forget to tune in and support the boys. The miracle of 92 could be replicated.


Squad
Alan Clyne
Greg Lobban
Douglas Kempsell
Kevin Moran
Rory Stewart
Chris Leiper

Staff: Martin Heath, Paul Bell, Linda Davie, Michael Clark & Jim Hay


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